H. R. 278
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 4, 2017
Mr. Ross introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security
To amend the Illegal Immigration and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to complete the required 700-mile southwest border fencing by December 31, 2016, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as
Finish the Fence Act of 2017.
Fencing along and operational control of the southwest border
Paragraph (1) of section 102(b) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1103 note) is amended—
in subparagraph (A), by inserting
, not later than December 31, 2017, before
by striking subparagraph (B); and
by redesignating subparagraphs (C) and (D) as subparagraphs (B) and (C), respectively.
Subsection (a) of section 2 the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (8 U.S.C. 1701 note; Public Law 109–367) is amended, in the matter preceding paragraph (1)—
18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, and inserting
December 31, 2017,; and
, in consultation with State and local officials along the international border between the United States and Mexico, including border State governors, mayors of border towns and cities, and border sheriffs, before